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MUSIC AND COMEDY AMONG THE HIGHLIGHTS ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK...
WE’VE got another bundle of gig tickets going on sale this week - and if you’re quick you’ll be able to get your hands on some.
On the music front, there’s loads on offer, from former Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook with his band The Light, to Wakefield indie heroes The Cribs. We’ve got some top comedy names too....
The Cribs, Manchester Gorilla December 8 and 9 The Cribs have announced a nine-date UK residencies tour for this December. The news comes off the back of the release of their seventh studio album, 24-7 Rock Star S**t. The trio recently embarked on a 10th anniversary tour of their LP Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever, which features the smash track, Moving Pictures. The boys will also take on London and Glasgow, before finishing up with a three night stint in Leeds. Tickets now on sale.
The Movielife, Manchester Academy 3 November 21 The Movielife are set to play a new run of UK dates - including Manchester on November 21. Ahead of the tour, The Movielife will also release a new album – their first in 14 years – Cities In Search Of A Heart, on September 22. Tickets for the Manchester gig are now on sale.
Saint Etienne, Manchester O2 Ritz December 2 Enduring indie band Saint Etienne have released dates for a long-awaited comeback tour this year, and after five years under the radar, the band are breaking cover with a new album and tour. Formed in London in 1990 by longstanding friends and music journalists, the trio burst onto the scene with their now classic cover version of Only Love Can Break Your Heart. The new tour is set to bring a mix of old classics and new material. Tickets are now on sale.
Marmozets, Manchester Academy 3 October 22 Rock band Marmozets have announced details of a new UK headline tour in October. The West Yorkshire five-piece released debut album ‘The Weird And Wonderful Marmozets’ in 2011 and are working on a follow-up record. Tickets are now on sale.
Peter Hook and The Light, Manchester Academy 3 December 15 Peter Hook and The Light have announced a homecoming Manchester show as part of a new tour of the UK and Ireland this year. The former Joy Division and New Order star will perform some of both bands’ greatest hits as he brings his Substance tour back to the city. The bassist and his band will perform New Order singles compilation Substance in its entirety along with the Joy Division companion album of the same name at the Manchester Academy gig on Friday December 15. Tickets are now on sale. Jason Byrne, The Lowry October 27 The Man With Three Brains is the brand new show from Jason Byrne. ● Following his 2016 tour, Propped Up, the famous funny man will be returning in October. His 2016 UK tour saw giant ducks, rubber hands, owls, big wooden pegs and magic stunts, and this year he’s got even more tricks up his sleeve. He’ll be performing at The Lowry on October 27 and tickets are on sale now.
Lee Nelson, Middleton Arena October 13 The ‘serious joker’, Lee Nelson is extending his 2017 tour and has recently announced a date at Middleton Arena. After committing to a summer set of tour dates, the comic has added some autumn dates as well, and will be performing in Middleton on October 13. Over the last few years, the comedian’s cheeky stunts have hit the headlines, from faking his way onto a live audition for Britain’s Got Talent and throwing fake bank notes at former FIFA president Sepp Blatter. Tickets for his gig at Middleton Arena are on sale now.